Sara Psachos

Senior Designer / Art Director

Issaquah, WA, USA
Work Experience
Seattle, WA, USA
May 2013Present
Senior Graphic Designer
Worldwide commercial real estate firm.
Seattle, WA, USA
Oct 2009May 2013
Senior Graphic Designer
In-house senior designer for a 500+ attorney law firm. 9 offices in the U.S. and Asia.

Projects consisting of pitches, proposals, internal and external communications, print, web, interactive, direct mail, trade shows, event production, videography and photography.

Managing freelancers and vendors. Planning and strategy for Marcom group. Working on tight deadlines and winning multiple awards.

Art directed redesign of 7,000+ page external website with vendor. Worked in tandem with IT department to redesign company intranet built on Sharepoint.

Created award winning video campaigns in the first year of bringing video to life within the firm. Our Vimeo channel went from 0 videos to 38 in the 1st year.

Built an easy to use email suite/template system for anyone in the firm to use. For managing all internal and external communications.

Introduced the Podio project management platform to collaborate with members of the marcom team in each office.
Seattle, WA, USA
Apr 2009Jul 2009
Freelance
Freelance Graphic Designer
Lumicor (The Creative Group)
Catalysis
Weber Marketing Group
Davis Wright Tremaine (The Creative Group)
Seattle, WA, USA
Jun 2006Feb 2009
Graphic Designer
Real estate marketing and advertising agency.

Print, web, interactive pdfs, 3D displays, transit, outdoor, advertising, interior design of presentation centers, identities/branding, direct mail.

Clients: Bennett Homes, Burnstead, Seattle Housing Authority, Port Blakely Communities, Yarrow Bay Group Seattle, WA, USA.
Seattle, WA, USA
Jun 2004Jun 2006
Graphic Designer
Advertising agency. Print, web, interactive pdfs, promotional design, advertising, identities/branding, online interactive.

Clients: Corbis, Getty Images, ESPN, H.D. Buttercup, Boys & Girls Clubs.
Education
Seattle, WA, USA
Sep 2002May 2004
AA Graphic Design
Internship at Museum of Flight
Internship at Seattle Publishing
Auburn, WA, USA
Jan 1997May 1999
AA Art & Photography
Skills
 
branding, creative planning, marketing strategy, graphic design, web design, interactive design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Dreamweaver, Photography, Project Management, Advertising, Aperture, Email Design, video, Adobe CC, Corporate Events, muse, Interactive PDFs, Microsoft Office, art direction
Awards
2013
Law Honoree (dwt.com)
2013
1st Place - Recruiting Campaign (DWT)
2013
2nd Place - Diversity Report (DWT)
2012
Platinum - Annual Report (DWT Diversity & Inclusion Report)
2012
Platinum - Video/Film/Recruitment (DWT A Day in the Life)
2012
Platinum - External Newsletter/Industry (DWT MediaLaw Monitor)
2012
Gold - Newsletter (DWT Pro Bono Report Summer 2012)
2012
Gold - Web Video/Webmercial (DWT Social Media)
2012
Honor Award for best newsletter
2012
American Web Design Awards - (DWT MediaLaw Monitor)
2006
Cannes Lions 2006 Promo Best Customer Marketing Promo Lion
2006
Bronze - Film/Video
2005
Mixed media campaign (USA) Services: Professional Services